Nov 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
. analysts say more people without jobs started looking for work, 171,000 new jobs were added to the economy. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the way president obama and mitt romney are spinning numbers. >> reporter: as it turns out the numbers landed in some grey area giving both something to seize upon to benefit their own campaign. >> the president: hello ohio! >> reporter: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today it is 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised.
Nov 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
and his brother andrew. steve is a musician and his brother is designer. >> he says his economy is improving. >> returning students and new students signing up for lessons. >> and web designer? >> i hope to get new work and build the new app. so far no good. >> there are more part-time jobs complete with seasonal hiring but it's not so easy to find the right job. karen had has a ba and masters in poetry after being laid off as a teacher the wine industry is where she wanted to work. >> in california, economists say the job picture is more troubled than for much of the rest of the country. >> we have a short term and long term story. >> she is co-chair of wage and employment dynamics. the private sector is growing jobs but the gross domestic product isn't growing as fast as it we should because we lose public sector jobs. >> its drag on the economy and drag on the recovery because in fact. public sector spending contributes to overall g.d.p. so we're not shaving off unemployment every month we are shaving off g.d.p. numbers. >> she says the deficit is a concern but it would be mu
Oct 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
campaigned in ohio tonight, and he talked about the economy. >> these have been tough times to be middle class in america. income is not going up, but gasoline has gone up by $2,000 a family. the health insurance premiums are up by $2500. food cost ropes. these are -- food costs are up. it feels more like backward to a lot of american families, i will tell you that. >> in what was a major economic speech they say president obama made things worse and his policies will turn things around. >>> five states declared a state of emergency. residents are being told to stock up with enough batteries and water and food for three days. this super storm is expected to make landfall on monday night near the delaware coast. the airlines are warning about delays and all are waiving fees for passengers who want to reschedule their flights to stay out of the way. cold air is moving down. it is really something. >>> sandhya patel is tracking sandy for us. >> we will see hurricane sandy right now. the outer bands of rain off the coast of florida. it is starting to get a little across south carolina there.
Nov 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
is not the candidate for change he claims to be. the president says the economy is bunsing back and urged the crowd to give him four more years to finish the job he started in virginia mitt romney attacked the president's proposal to create a cabinet level of secretary of business. he said the nation doesn't mean a business secretary it needs a president who just understands business. >>> new poll shows public support for governor brown's tax measure remains below 50%. the latest poll shows prop 30 as 48% support, 38% opposed the director of the poll says there appears to be enough to swing prop 30 to victor. governor brown is in san francisco today make a -- making a last minute push for prop 30 his second bay area visit in a week: >>> if it looked like there were a million people at the giants victory parade that's there were. the city just released new crowd statistics more than a million people attended yesterday's parade honoring the giants' world series win. record number of people relied on bart to get there. officials say nearly 600,000 used bart clobbering the old record set during the las
Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to have an economy and have a city go on for those that they left behind. >> dan: walt disney company has announced a $2 million contribution to the victims of hurricane sandy. >> we're doing everything we can including the cash donation and encouraging our employees to donate on their own which we will match dollar for dollar and using the disney company and our stations to run public service announcements encouraging others to donate. >> dan: one way you can help, through the red cross texas the words for a ten dollar donation. all you have to do is text or call 1-800-red cross or go to abc7news.com for the a link to the website. >> i can't think of a more worthwhile donation. let's talk to spencer christian. >> it's looking really great. here is a live view from high definition sutro camera. looking at mainly clear skies, or mostly moony. we do expect clouds to thicken and fog to become dense. here is live doppler 7 hd. you see low clouds around the coastline. some of it as pushed locally from the coast but most areas are looking at clea skies. rainfall totals most recent storm are pre
Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to voters but he's dialed in to white men. very much atune to what he is saying about the economy. >>reporter: contrast to the president and mtv town hall his visit lake the one to the view romney sending his wife ann instead. own appearance meant to carefully court his base. dozen appearance this year alone popular conservative host shawn and canton ohio tonight supporters here hopeful they can overcome the president small but stubborn lead. >> one thing he says that resonates most. >> jobs. >>reporter: that's david muir reporting. senate majority leader reid mean time is banged up but okay after getting caught in chain reaction crash. 72-year-old reid was riding in his caravan through las vegas this afternoon when this accident happened. authorities are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong here but the accident included 2 las vegas police vehicles and 2 capitol police vehicles that were part of reid motorcade as well as 2 civilian vehicles. >> over sea ins sir yeah. first day of 4 day cease fire was violated within hours. car bomb went off in damascas killing